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Columbus Dispatch Photograph Collection
Description: Charles Lindbergh climbing into the cockpit of a plane at Norton Field, Columbus, Ohio, on August 10, 1928. Lindbergh visited Columbus to support the building of an airport there. He was involved in designing a transcontinental network for Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, which in 1930 merged with Western Air Express to become Trans World Airlines, or TWA), who hoped to secure government airmail contracts. Soon after this photograph, voters approved a bond issue to build Port Columbus Airport, and on October 6, 1928, Lindbergh chose Columbus as the eastern terminus of TAT’s transcontinental flights. The first flight arrived June 25, 1929. The dedication of Port Columbus was held July 8, 1929. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05640
Subjects: Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974; Airports--Ohio--Columbus; Aviation--History; Port Columbus International Airport; Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)